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Old February 29, 2016   #61
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Worth, what are you doing in your spare time?
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Old February 29, 2016   #62
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Worth, what are you doing in your spare time?
I dont have spare time I bounce from one thing to the next sometimes I take time out to eat and then go to bed and read.
My place is loaded with contraptions I have made throughout the years.
What I do that other people call work is what I call play.
The lady at Home Depot I talked forever to is the same way unfortunately she is married.
If and when I do find another mate they will have to show the same enthusiasm as me about the same things or it wont be a match.

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Old February 29, 2016   #63
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Okay Octopus Octagon bean tepee plan B.
Will post pictures and come back with comments.
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The first pictuer is of a small center drill an almost absolute must as far as I am concerned.
It will make a hole without walking.


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Next I tried the upside down lay down flop around method and it sucks you would never get it done so I put a cup hook in the thing and hung it iat about the height it would need to be.
Simple.

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Do all four sides and you can now remove the thing from the tree hanger.
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The next two pictures are my third hand I use them all of the time.
You cant have enough.
I like the one with the little thumb knob.

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enext three are self explanatory.


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Now what I have done is make it easy to take down but now a pain in the butt to put up.
Eight legs mean 8 arms.

I managed to do it with my feet two arms and my shoulders from inside the thing.
Four legs would be easier by far.

But I am working on an idea to solve this but the whole reason for the thread was to be easy.
Sometimes the more complicated you make things the more complicated it gets to make it right.
This is a fine example.
What I had in mind would mean 16 more hinges another octagon and eight more little legs things and make it work like an umbrella.
$%&^ that.
Also the hinges are cheap and bend too easy.

Not a marketable product,----yet.

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Old February 29, 2016   #64
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Looks good, Worth!
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Old February 29, 2016   #65
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Looks good, Worth!
Thanks if they just made a good tempered hinge it would be fine.
I bet the steel is so cheap in these hinges I couldn't temper them if I tried.
These things are so soft a toothless hound dog could eat them.

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Thanks if they just made a good tempered hinge it would be fine.
I bet the steel is so cheap in these hinges I couldn't temper them if I tried.
These things are so soft a toothless hound dog could eat them.

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Yes, true, and more than likely..
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I love the look of the 8 legged one, but I think it's going to be 4 legs for me. 4 legs is a good size for a beginner. You put a cover over that and you'll have every kid for miles around want to come sit in it. All you need now is a small fire pit and some wood stump pieces to sit on. : )

You'll probably be the envy of every gardener around for sure.

Thanks for posting the pic of the top and how you put a hook in. Are those straight cuts down on the 8 legged one? Just curious.
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I love the look of the 8 legged one, but I think it's going to be 4 legs for me. 4 legs is a good size for a beginner. You put a cover over that and you'll have every kid for miles around want to come sit in it. All you need now is a small fire pit and some wood stump pieces to sit on. : )

You'll probably be the envy of every gardener around for sure.

Thanks for posting the pic of the top and how you put a hook in. Are those straight cuts down on the 8 legged one? Just curious.
No they are 30 degrees also.

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Wish I could see your pics, Worth. Holes? Hinges?

My teepees on the cheap are me walking a few hundred yards to a friends 60+ acres of wooded land. He lets me cut all of the maple saplings I want. In return, I clean up the cans and bottles from the occasional weekend parties held by high schoolers.

100+ bean poles = $0.00
recycled rope from balled and burlapped trees = $0.00
duct tape = ~$5.00

That's my 25+ teepees on the cheap.
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Wish I could see your pics, Worth. Holes? Hinges?

My teepees on the cheap are me walking a few hundred yards to a friends 60+ acres of wooded land. He lets me cut all of the maple saplings I want. In return, I clean up the cans and bottles from the occasional weekend parties held by high schoolers.

100+ bean poles = $0.00
recycled rope from balled and burlapped trees = $0.00
duct tape = ~$5.00

That's my 25+ teepees on the cheap.
I wish you could see pictures too.
If I lived where I used to live I would use post oak saplings and bailing twine.

This one is for urban folks that dont have access to the woods.

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I wonder what is going on with the thread. None of the pics are showing for me now.
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Wow Worth, these are really nice. Will need to show my hubby as I need support for my pole beans and cukes this summer. Was really close to ordering metal supports from gardeners supply, but yours are giving me second thoughts.
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Here you go guys ready for some beans.
The pictures show the opening to the north and from the south and how I staked it to the ground.

I want to add that the dark green bush you see to the right in the middle pictuer is my never ending supply of Bay leaves.
The stakes I had on hand.
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Oh my goodness. I was just drawing up plans for the garden beds. I'm SO MAKING THIS. Maybe Luffa on one side and two kinds of beans on the other two. Ooooo or some sweet pea flowers mixed in! Or Nicotiana! My nieces and nephews will ADORE playing in it! It's even cute enough to put in the front flower bed! Thank you Worth!
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Oh my goodness. I was just drawing up plans for the garden beds. I'm SO MAKING THIS. Maybe Luffa on one side and two kinds of beans on the other two. Ooooo or some sweet pea flowers mixed in! Or Nicotiana! My nieces and nephews will ADORE playing in it! It's even cute enough to put in the front flower bed! Thank you Worth!
My pleasure for sure.
Just make sure you use the treated pole as from what I have seen the non treated stuff it made from the fast growth white wood which is weak.

Pick through it ind get stuff with no knots or it will break.

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So if you use the initial 4-pole teepee pyramids that are six? foot on a side, connected at the top, and are strung on 3 sides...how many beans are you planting per teepee? What is the distribution?
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